About

All of the items shown on this site are property of private collectors. No items are for sale..........


The goal of this site is simply to develop an identification resource for duck decoys, fishing lures and related items with a connection to sporting activities in Wisconsin. This site has been upgraded from the first one released in May 2015. New features include searching by Maker(there is a drop down list of all makers on the site) for both decoys and lures. For decoys only, you will be able to search by Maker, Duck Species or Location. For example, try searching by Maker and you will get all of the decoys or lures on the site related to that Maker. Search by Species, Mallard for example, and you will get an entire list of photos of Mallards listed alphabetically by Maker. Search by Location and you get an alphabetical listing of every decoy in our database from that location. This will make it easier to find a match/identity for a decoy you might have in your collection. In addition, for those makers that we have historical information on, you can click the “Learn More” link and be taken to that Makers page for photos, biographical and historical tidbits. But, I personally do not have every bit of information on many of these Makers, so your input is important. and its’ success depends on your input. You can mail or email information and photos. If you have photos on a memory card or disk, send it to my address and I promise to return it to you after posting it. The site will be updated regularly, so check back often!

 I believe this is a great way to further the hobby and generate interest for years to come. The most intimidating part of collecting is identifying what you are seeing at a show or estate sale. And, by the way, this site will be accessible on your cell phones…….imagine seeing an item at an estate sale and accessing the site for an ID on your phone…..it is easier than you think! Actually, it might be a great option when you are trapped at the ballet with your wife……if you are a risk taker……